Deutsche Version

Forschungsgemeinschaft Indien und Südasien e. V.
The German Study Circle for the postal history and philately of
the Indian Subcontinent / Southern Asia


Offer – Library



The society's library is open for the members only. It accumulates literature related to the philately of the Indian Subcontinent / Southern Asia. Additionally literature dealing with the culture, history and politic aspects is collected as far as this literature shows aspects of the philately and postal history.

Additionally a public library is offered on this web-site. The public library is open for everyone. Click the button below to go to the public library

The librarian would be glad to get suggestions to acquire additional literature.

Public library:

On this site we offer publications related to our collecting interests available for everyone. The intention is to promote the knowledge about the countries of our collecting interests and to provide a focus point and storage platform free of any charge for literature that is free available.


Dr. Jan Urich Clauss
Herderstr. 42, 53173 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228 35 35 39 (phone calls between 8:00 p. m. and 11:00 p. m. please), E-Mail:

Society's library,
Conditions of lending:

The library of the FGI lends books and journals to all members of the FGI and GB&CWPS /1/ in Germany and the West European countries. A lending fee is not applicable. The lending period is limited to four weeks. Costs for packaging and postage must be paid by the lender. Reshipments are to be paid the sender, free of fees for the receiver.

Articles and pamphlets up to 10 pages are not lend. In this case the lender is supplied with photo copies. The costs for photo copies are as follows:
up to 5 copies 0,50 Euro
up to 10 copies 1,00 Euro.

The costs for photo copies, packaging and postage may be settled with valid German stamps of popular face value. Alternatively the fee is payable by money transfer to the account of the FGI library. Please add EUR 0.25 bank fee.

Bank account of the FGI library:

Please contact the librarian for data

Society's library,
library list:

The library list can be downloaded here.
The list is stored in the format PDF. The Adobe Reader is necessary to open the document. Click on the link at the bottom to install the Adobe Reader.

GB&CWPS /1/ library

Within the cooperation programme of our societies you may even use the GB&CWPS library.
An actual library list can be
opened here as a PDF-file.

latest additions to the library:

The following books have been added to the FGI library during the last months.

Volume 47
Nepal. The Dr. Wolfgang C. Hellrigl Sammlung

The collection comprises the beginning of the postal service in Nepal, starting with the British-Indian Post Office in 1816, up to the first adhesive stamps in Nepal, issued from 1881.
25 pages, of which 203 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, in German and English

To read the detailed table of contents: click here

The Postage Stamps & Postal History 1866-1877
Volume One and Volume Two
Compiled & Researched by IQBAL H. NANJEE

To read the detailed table of contents: click here

1st Edition May 2015
by Dr. Usman Ali Isani

Donation of the author to the FGI library!

To read the detailed table of contents: click here

The 1929 Airmail Stamps of India
A Glimpse of six Stamps
A Study of over 200+ Errors
Based on original research
by Dipak, Priti and Markand Dave FRSPL

Donation of the author to the FGI library!

To page through the book: click here


GB&CWPS = Great Britain & Commonwealth Philatelic Society, see the „Links“ site.


This homepage is maintained by volunteers of the FGI. Over the years the following members have invested their time to maintain the web-site:
Hans Heppner , Christian Sperber
Joachim Wrede
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